Welcome to New Music Dublin 2020!
We are delighted to offer you a myriad of creative musical endeavours, right across the spectrum of new music from Ireland and internationally and we want you to approach all of the music on offer in these jam-packed 4 days in a way that suits you.
If you enjoy following interconnecting threads, you will find them (with a bit of snooping): there is definitely something leading from Iceland to Ireland, picking up interesting things along the way via a barrel-organ built by the father of much-missed composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, a certain Danish accordionist and more snow (again!). There's also something around words, and names, and memories. And perhaps something about what it means to be making music with other people, and making music on your own – or even alone amongst other people.
You'll find many other contradictions and confirmations throughout the Festival, to make your head spin and your ears ring.
If you are here simply to enjoy the occasionally mind-bending clashes of ideas, styles, people and sounds that inevitably occur within these intense 4 days, then New Music Dublin is your playground. And everything (except for a few free events and some priced at €5) is €10 a ticket! Just bring your ears!
John Harris, Festival Director